The Tummy Tuck procedure, also called Abdominoplasty, is performed to improve the appearance and contour of the mid-section. The mid-section is a common area that many people struggle to define, particularly after pregnancy or weight loss. Excess, sagging skin in the area can be very frustrating because no amount of diet and exercise can improve this issue. The tummy tuck is performed through an incision that runs across the lower abdomen from hip to hip. It is important to know that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar–this scar will fade over time but never go away completely. The tummy tuck removes excess, sagging skin and can tighten stretched out abdominal muscles–a common issue for women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Sometimes patient opt to combine the tummy tuck with liposuction when there is also stubborn fat in the area that is a concern. To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.